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are rising in the u.s. as you probably well know. the number of people with the disease is expected to triple, though, by 2050. the reggers are saying nearly 5 million people had alzheimer's in 2010. that's expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. the major factor here, the aging baby boomer population. >> this elects the move of the population. the baby boomers are getting older and are going to have more alzheimer's. this is going to cause a burden to them and their families overall. >>> there is troubling information about whooping cough this morning. 2012 was the worst in decades. health officials say they found the first causes in the u.s. that may be resistant to medication. >>> ahead, more on the post office cuts that are coming. saturday mail delivery is on the way out. they'll r we'll have more on -- we'll have more on the decision and what changes you could see. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light
. the u.s. and south korea are holding emergency meetings and later this morning, the united nations security council is scheduling to meet about that test. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus, the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more
look at the u.s. capitol dome right now. look a little breezy out there. camera shaking around just a bit. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> good morning. we've got some cool temperatures. we'll have some clouds and eventually some rain showers around today. not going to rain all day. let's go right to the satellite- radar. you can see right now we are still dealing with clear skies but rain on the way there now pushing into west virginia, western pennsylvania and again, we'll see the clouds increase over the introduction couple of hours and eventually some rain showers. the dynamics here are not terribly impressive. not expecting a whole lot in the way of rain. but we'll get several hours of rain t will probably last through the evening commute and we'll see things gradually start to clear out. if you are well out to the west, and i do mean well out to the west, some of the sheltered valleys out there in western maryland, there is the possibility of a little bit of this coming down as sleet or freezing rain early and there is
armstrong to decide whether he wants to cooperate with the u.s. antidoping agency. the organization banned him from racing for lies following his open finding and armstrong's admission that you used performance enhancing drug. meantime, it is reported that hired someone to look into the federal investigation into. the firm was hired in july 2010 and investigated the fda agent for three months. the group cut ties after no significant evidence was found. >>> a big honor for bryce harper. the outfielder is featured on the cover of the new sports illustrated issue. it is his second time getting the si spotlight. the first came back in 2009 when he was just 16 years old and touted as baseball's next big thing. i think he lived up to that. >> he delivered. >> the issue hits shelves next wednesday. >> last season, harper hit the second most home runs ever for a teenager. scott smith has more from spring training. >> reporter: bryce hatcher said he spent the off season just hanging at home with the family. it also included an appearance on jimmy kimmel and winning the phenom of the year award. >>
: american airlines ceo will likely move to a seat on the board of directors. u.s. airways ceo is expected to run the new airline. customer may not be so lucky. >> people's wallets right now tell exactly how much they will pay for tickets right now. long-term, we'll pay more for our ticket prices. >> one airline traveler suggests there are always other options. >> i think that southwest and jetblue will continue to undercut them where price and even some services are concerned. >> sources say the merger negotiations remain fluid and could fall apart. in new york, mary ann rafferty, fox news. >> we still have more ahead, weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> good morning. it is friday, february 8th. taking a live lock over washington, d.c. now. going to be a little messy out there this morning. a little messy because i would say north of here it is going to be much messier than when we are dealing with here. good morning, everyone. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's talk about the me
head southbound on 295. the anacostia freeway between malcolm x and the u.s. naval research lab, 295 is closed right now. we'll head to the top side of the beltway here through montgomery county. moving at speed. no problems to report there. over in gaithersburg and looking at 270, a build fire now closing both directions at cedar avenue. first responders on the scene there. we expect a light morning in terms of volume because of the holiday. but i'll be here. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> our big story, budget shedown on capitol hill is at a stand still while congress is on vacation this week. we now have less than two weeks before massive spending cuts kick in. >> the cuts known as sequestration would take away about $58 billion from the government's budget and about $46 billion would be cut from the pentagon. there would be a big impact on federal workers here in the district. >> republicans blame the president but democrats argue that mr. obama has a plan the republicans won't accept. >> they will not consider anything that includes closing loophole
>>> good morning. happy friday. it is february 22nd, 2013. live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome. another cold start to your day. we'll see if the wind will kick up again. we've been dealing with that for a couple of days. >> oh yeah. >> lots of fun there. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's talk about the wind and all the weather with tucker barnes. happy friday. >> good news, sarah, we are done with the wind. bad news is we have a wintry mix on the way. there you go. there is a look at your radar. we have indeed clouded up overnight. temperatures are cold. we are below freezing here even in washington. we are just 32 degrees so setting the stage to a light wintry mix event to start i think particularly if you are out to the west here over the next couple of hours and by late morning, early afternoon, we'll probably get some of that in washington. we are not expecting a lot of moisture. this will not be a major storm for us. however, temperatures recently have been on the cold side. and some of this moisture that
a lot of positive signs in the economy. >> reporter: the u.s. economy is taking a step forward but some economists say on the a slow path. some say one of the things holding up progress is folks in washington. president obama is calling on lawmakers to work on a balanced approach to deal with the deficit. >> republicans are unwilling to touch revenue. they say let's deficit spend. democrats deficit spend. that is why the country does not trust washington. >> reporter: congress is still working to pass a budget that satisfies both the house and the senate. the president says, if lawmakers can agree to work together, the country's budget issues can be resolved. >> there is a way for us to solve these budget in a responsible way through a balanced approach that the vast majority of people agree with. if we do that, there is no reason why we can't have really strong growth in 2013. we can't have washington dysfunction getting in the way. >> reporter: on monday morning, the commerce department is expected to release factory orders for december. the measure indicates the health of the u.s. ma
are following this morning. today, american airlines and u.s. airways are expected to announce a merger forming the world's largest airline. negotiations have been in the works for several months now and travelers will not notice any changes right away and the full merger could take several years. >>> i astranded cruise liner is set to return to port today after what turned into a nightmare vacation for more than 4,000 people. fox's ainsley earhart has the latest. >>> tugboats are currently pulling carnival's triumph cruise ship to a port in mobile, alabama. it is expected to dock on thursday. good news to those on dry land worried about their family members on board the strip ship. >> that is my daughter. i have called just to her her voice. >> reporter: sporadic cell phone service has given loved ones little contact. >> i said hello, hello. and she said i got to make it thick. >> the details are up thinkable. >> feces on the bottom deck blocked off. just unimaginable. >> reporter: there are reports of deteriorating conditions aboard the vessel, overflowing toilets, limited access to food. sha
and also says nearly half of the u.s. troops in afghanistan are coming home this year. >> reporter: president obama says 34,000 u.s. troops will be pulled out of afghanistan by next year. >> this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, the war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: on domestic issues, the key focus is jobs, the economy and pressuring congress to void automatic spending cuts on march first. >> they would certainly slow our recovery and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> reporter: victims of gun violence attending the speech along with the first lady underscored the pre's fish for lawmaker to pass new gun legislation. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other opportunities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: the president said it is pastime for bipartisan immigration legislation. republicans say the president's focus really means more spending and deficits. >> his solution is for washington to tax more, borrow more and
with syrian rebels when he gets to rome. they are agreeing to the meeting after the u.s. and britain promised more aid to syria. in london yesterday, kerry said no weapons will be given for the rebels. >> what i can tell you is we are determined that the syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind wondering where the support is or if it is coming and we are determined to change the calculation on the ground for president assad. >> new talks on iranance nuclear program are beginning this morning and kerry says the window for a diplomatic solution is still open but it cannot remain open forever. >>> political gridlock in italy after national elections produced no clear winner and global stock markets are taking this morning. stocks started dropping as the exit polls started to come n the center left looks like it won in the house of parliament but the conservatives are making a comeback in the senate despite his charges of tax evasion and cavorting with prostitutes. >>> whether the aids epidemic surfaced, he was a familiar face. >> we are remembering the life of dr. c. everett koo
not have made it to this milestone. we have a report. >> reporter: a century ago, the u.s. government pumped $80 million into a train station. >> trains were in their heyday and the way to travel but that didn't last long. planes and cars chiped away at railway popularity. decades later, grand central was destined for demolition. enter jacqueline kennedy owe -- onassis leading an effort to salvage the station. >> this is a 1906 generator. >> reporter: since then, this crown jewel of travel has been restored to its full glory. commuters arrive on regional twains about once every minute during the morning rush. every sickle day, more than, a lot -- on regional trains about once every minute during the morning rush. >> every single day, more than the entire population of the state of alaska walk through here every day. >> reporter: thousands come to walk through the stores and restaurants. there is an enormous apple store that is a tourist destination in and of itself. they also gawk at the famous mural of stars on the ceiling and the over timekeeper in the middle estimated to be worth $
in coming up with a paths to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the u.s. >> this is not about being in a hurry. this is about trying to get it right on behalf of the american people and those who are suffering under an immigration system that doesn't work very well for anybody. >> both the house and senate are currently drafting their own immigration bills. the president is preparing to deliver his proposal during a state of the union address next week. >>> the post office continues to look for ways to dig out of a financial hole and it might look to the weekend to do it. there are reports this morning the postmaster general will officially propose cutting saturday mail delivery. we've talked about this before. the toastal service has a news conference scheduled for 10:00 this morning in which it says it will make a big announcement on its restructuring plans. >>> up next, hear what the players had to say about all the attention. we're back after this. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪
of the u.s. led international coalition in the 11-year-old war. >>> and lots of anticipation for tomorrow night's big state of the union address by president barack obama. the president is expected to focus on job creation and economic growth at a time when unemployment remains high. mr.obama is also likely to touch on the looming sequestration automatic budget cuts due to kick in the first of march. this will be the president's first state of the union speech of his second term. >>> record setting snowfall. roads blocked. power outage, just a mess up there. >> when a baby is ready to arrive, a baby is ready to arrive, blizzard or not, it doesn't matter. more on that? just a minute. let's check in with tucker barnes who has already arrived. he is already here. >> feels that way. rain showers moving through the area for your morning commute. we have warmer temperatures on your way. i'll have details on your weather. julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up after the break. lucky charms?! ♪ yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they'
. it is an epidemic that has fueled an illegal prescription drug trade. the u.s. attorney for maryland calls it his biggest drug enforcement challenge. >> the large quantity of pills on the street that are sold just like illegal drugs. >> reporter: law enforcement across the region are increasingly busting doctors and clinics suspected of doling out thousands of illegal prescriptions and pills. they can be resold on the streets for a dollar or two. in the past few years, federal prosecutors in maryland convicted two drug dealers who sold a fatal dose of methadone that killed a teen. >> some of these cases, these are not people you think of as kingpin dealers. this is somebody dealing a few pills at a time to high school students, for example. >> i do know people who have overdosed and it is really sad. it is tragic. >> reporter: ally wasn't the type of kid people would suspect of abusing. he she graduated high school with a 4.0gpa but her life eventually fired out of control. >> you think it is innocent. you think it is all fun and games. and you think it will just be this one time but it can reall
the white house on the daily raid on the u.s. consulate in libya last september and also want more time to look into income that hagel failed to disclose during confirmation hearings last week. republicans say they will not block an up-or-down vote after they get back from vacation in 10 days. >> i think that that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to any questions and i think that senator hagel after that period of time deserves a cloture vote and an up-or-down vote on his nomination. >> president obama says republicans are playing politics with national security during wartime and says hagel will eventually be confirmed. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, warmer weather, the crack of the bat, you can almost smell spring around the corner, coh, yeah. baseball time. it's almost here. the nats are stepping up to the plate down in florida getting ready for their first full squad practice at spring training. >>> first, let's talk -- check in, rather, with tucker barnes. i got it the eventually i'll get it together. >> it's friday, wisdom, you can say whatever you want.
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